Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Educational technology--Handbooks, manuals, etc;


In the last five years, the Dubuque Community School District's technology infrastructure has grown tenfold. With the implementation of a district-wide networked computer system also came growing expectations for classroom teachers to provide technological opportunities for students (Dubuque Community School District, 2001). With the administration's eagerness to bring Dubuque's students into the information world, teachers have not been provided with any technology curriculum or manuals on how to incorporate computer projects into their lessons. This graduate research project was developed to give the classroom teacher a means to provide these technological opportunities in a very systematic and step-by-step manner. The step-by-step manual allows teachers to include technology in their instructional program by providing the means to do it.

An easy to follow technology project manual was created for fifth and sixth grade teachers. The manual provides actual instructions for technology projects that coincide with the Dubuque Community School District's (DCSD) science and social studies curriculum. The manual has project ideas for use with Microsoft PowerPoint (1996), Microsoft Classroom Tools (1997), HyperStudio (1996), Adobe PhotoShop (2000), word processing using Microsoft Word (1997). The manual includes a section on the safe use of the Internet.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas


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